Facebook May Amplify Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image
Hanes, Stephanie, The Christian Science Monitor
A new study of Facebook users finds that using the social networking site may lead to poor body image and low self esteem, amplifying eating disorders: A majority are more conscious of body and weight.
Facebook may be promoting poor body image among its users, a new report says, with more than half of survey-takers admitting that they feel more conscious of their weight because of the social networking site, and only a quarter saying they are happy with their body.
The report, which was based on an online survey of 600 Facebook users and was conducted by The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore, also found that 32 percent of users feel sad …
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Publication information: Article title: Facebook May Amplify Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image. Contributors: Hanes, Stephanie - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 3, 2012. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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